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One of the most useful devices for the workshop and garage is a press. However, such a device is often quite large.
In this article, the author of the YouTube channel “Ivan Samodelkin” will tell you how he made a compact press. Its design in most assemblies is similar to a clamp.
With the help of this device you can press in bearings, and perform many other operations.
Such a homemade press is quite simple to manufacture, although it requires some amount of welding.
Materials necessary for homemade products.
– Thick-walled steel profile pipe 40 × 40 mm, angle
– Steel sheet 6 mm thick
– M14 bolts, nuts, washers
– Degreaser, metal primer, aerosol enamel, sandpaper.
So, the heart of this press will be a hydraulic jack for 5 tons.
As a stand and a guide for the jaws will be a 40 × 40 mm profile tube. A master cuts off a workpiece 800 mm long from it.
To cut parts, he uses a horizontal band saw, although it is quite possible to do with an ordinary grinder.
The base of the machine is made of 6 mm steel sheet. The sole of the jack will rest on it, and a rack from a profile pipe will be attached.
After cutting a rectangular blank, its sharp corners are trimmed.
So that the sole of the jack does not move on the base, the author makes triangular sides from a thin cut of a profile pipe.
Fixing the part with a geyfer grab to the workbench, four strips are cut out of it.
These strips are welded to the base surface along perimeter of the jack sole.
A jack is installed on the base, and the upper position of the piston on the profile pipe is marked.
On the profile pipe a middle line is marked on both sides, and a number of through holes (14 mm in diameter) are drilled along it with a step slightly less than the piston stroke of the jack.
As a result, you should get two rows of coaxial holes on both sides of the rack.
Then the stand is welded to the base.
A rectangular blank is cut from the same 6-mm steel plate for the thrust flange of one of the jaws.
Two parts for the slider is cut from a 50 × 50 mm steel corner.
One of the shoulders of each of the two corners need to be done a few mm.
Having wrapped the blanks around the rack, the master grabs them together. The dimensions of the corners should be such that, after welding, the slider moves freely enough along the rack, but has minimal play.
You need two such sliders. Having removed the workpiece from the stand, the master welds the seams and cleans them.
make holes with a 14mm metal drill.
This is how the slider will be fixed on the counter.
To the second slider a persistent shelf is being tried on a movable jaw.
To prevent the stop from jumping off the stem, the author cuts out a ring of the same diameter from the pipe and welds it to the underside of the shelf.
Now the shelf is welded to the slider at an angle of 90 degrees.
There is no need to grip the rack with the slider, and such a slider will jam on the rack when the sponge is lifted. Therefore, the author cuts off half of it.
The second thrust platform is welded to the thrust jaw slider.
To strengthen the construction of the sponge, the master cuts two corners from the same plate.
These corners are clipped to the shelf and slider.
Having removed the sponge from the stand, the author welds all the seams and cleans them.
It remains to clean and degrease the surfaces of the sponges and the frame, apply a layer of primer on the metal. After it dries, a layer of enamel is applied.
The base of the press can be screwed to a workbench, or temporarily fixed with clamps.
< img class = "aligncenter" alt = "DIY press clamp" src = "https://usamodelkina.ru/uploads/posts/2020-11/1606767785_stp-228.jpg"/> As the first test, Ivan presses the bearing into the sleeve.
This press is also perfect for high-quality ax assembly. It is enough just to rearrange the upper jaw and fix it with a bolt on the stand.
Upper shelf slightly rested against an ax, so the author placed a piece of a profile pipe.
For greater reliability, you need to paste and press in the wedge.
The excess wedge is cut off with a band saw, and the ax is ready.
The hammer is assembled in the same way.
Here is such a compact press made by master Ivan.
Of course, this design can also less powerful jack.
The lower jaw can be fitted with a pair of return springs by attaching them to the base. So this part will always remain in place, and the jack piston will automatically return to its original position.
Tools used by the author.
– Hydraulic jack 5T
– Bulgarian, detachable and flap scraping discs
– Screwdriver, cobalt drills for metal
– Magnetic corners for welding, welding machine, chameleon mask
– Geyfer grip, semi-automatic core, vise
– Square, caliper, marker, oiler.
I thank Ivan for the simple design of the clamp-press for a garage or workshop.
If you are interested in such a press, I recommend that you familiarize yourself with another article, which tells in detail about the manufacture of hydraulic press vices. You can combine both homemade products, creating an even more interesting and functional design.
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Hello dear readers and DIY !